The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

The purpose of this book is to provide a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted factors that affect destination competitiveness. It offers guidance on how to create successful destinations by developing and presenting a conceptual model of destination competitiveness that recognizes the importance of sustainability for long-term success. It will appeal to both academic researchers and industry professionals and practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the enhancement of a destination's competitiveness, from nations to small towns or regions, will find this book invaluable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845930103
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: CABI Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,527,071
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

G.I. Crouch is at La Trobe University, Australia.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
1 The Evolving Nature of Competition and Sustainability 1
2 Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives 9
Pt. I The Competitive Destination 9
Pt. II The Sustainable Destination 33
3 A Model of Destination Competitiveness 60
4 The Macroenvironment: Global Forces Shaping World Tourism 79
5 The Competitive (Micro)environment: the Destination and the Tourism System 95
6 Core Resources and Attractors: the Essence of Destination Appeal 110
7 Supporting Factors and Resources: Elements that Enhance Destination Appeal 130
8 Destination Policy, Planning and Development 145
9 Destination Management: the Key to Maintaining a Sustainable Competitive Advantage 183
10 Qualifying and Amplifying Determinants: Parameters that Define Destination Potential 233
11 The Destination Audit: Putting the Model to Work 249
Index 267
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